Crow Collection, Perot Museum Receive Prestigious Grants

Dallas was a big winner when the prestigious Institute of Museum and Library Services recently announced its list of recipients for 28 coveted training and professional development grants.The Crow Collection of Asian Art and the Perot Museum of Nature and Science each received a grant, making Dallas one of only two cities to receive a pair. Each museum received about $25,000. The grants totaling about $2 million are part of an initiative of the institute's "Museums for America" program. Amy Lewis Hofland, executive director of the Crow Collection, said it was a tremendous honor to receive the award. "The training and professional development programs will not only help both museums become more compassionate and responsive to our audiences, but we also hope to share our experiences and learning with other Dallas museums," Hofland said in a news release.She added that the museum will use the grant to launch a project focused on professional development, program testing and efforts to make the museum space more inclusive. Also, staff members will take part in a series of eight diversity and inclusiveness workshops. As part of the project, the museum also will launch an initiative to connect families of different ethnic backgrounds through weekend art-related events at the museum.The museum will also use the project to develop a guide for staff on equity and inclusiveness best practices.Learn more at arts fight  Continue reading...

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